The Spin I’m In: One More for the Roadie

By: Friday May 30, 2008 3:14 pm

My band The Stellar Moments and I are about to hit the road again for a tour of the East Coast and Midwest. Most of the preparations are in place but I’m down to the wire with some as usual: book flights, arrange rental gear in NYC, van rental, T-shirts printed, CDs shipped to NYC, etc.


Scottie Doesn’t Deny Bush Authorized the Plame Leak

By: Friday May 30, 2008 1:28 pm

Scottie comes awfully close to confirming that Bush did authorize the leak of Valerie Wilson’s identity.

Happy “Suck. On. This.” Day

By: Friday May 30, 2008 12:11 pm

Forget celsius and fahrenheit, fathom and furlong. When the story of the online media revolution is told, people will wonder where the ubiquitous term for a six-month interval known as an “FU” came from.

Ezra Klein and Spazeboy will laugh knowingly over strained peas at the old folk’s home and tell the tale of Little Tommy Friedman, who in the olden days suffered from a somewhat Freuidian affliction conflating sexual dominance and imperialistic genocide which engorged his ego and distorted his perception of time.

Peggy Noonan On McClellan: Americans Hate A Snitch

By: Friday May 30, 2008 10:30 am

It just wouldn’t be Friday without another completely worthless, utterly nonsensical Nooner column. Today she takes on Scott McClellan’s book.

The book can be seen as a grenade lobbed over the wall. Thus the explosive response. He is a traitor, turncoat, betrayer, sellout. If he’d had any guts he would have spoken up when he was in power.

Should John McCain Be Investigated In Light Of Scott McClellan’s Revelations?

By: Friday May 30, 2008 8:58 am

Talk of investigations has resurfaced now that McLellan has corroborated, in his new book, accounts of the Bush Administration’s utilization of “propaganda” to sell the Iraq War to the American public along with a compliant media. Yet, here is the thing. As Jon Perr points out with his typical brilliance, on many occasions John McCain proffered the very same line of bull in strikingly similar language. So do we need to investigate a man who may be our next president, for helping “catapult the propaganda,” to quote the inartful George W. Bush?

Media Indictment: Confusing Dissent With Disloyalty

By: Friday May 30, 2008 7:00 am

Edward R. Morrow, when confronting McCarthy, said that “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.” Unfortunately, most of the media ignored that and, instead, went for profit margin, cheerleading and infotainment. But the scrambling blather in the wake of Scott McClellan’s 11th hour confessional tour has been a hoot to watch. During our Fitzgerald/Libby coverage, I kept asking myself: why weren’t the media doing their jobs?…

McClellan On Countdown: “Where Did Things Go Wrong?”

By: Friday May 30, 2008 5:00 am

I suspect the right will characterize Scott McClellan’s extended Countdown interview last night as proof that he has joined the far left, but that the charge will ring hollow. They’ll have to do much more to discredit McClellan, because he’s killing them with sincerity and candor, while their attacks are just proving his main argument.

If you are going to read one other blog today…

By: Friday May 30, 2008 1:41 am

I suggest the one from the McClatchy (then Knight-Ridder) reporters who actually got the reporting RIGHT before the launching of the Iraq War?Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay.

Late Late Nite FDL: Strangers We Are One

By: Thursday May 29, 2008 10:00 pm

Scenes from the movie The Darjeeling Limited with a song from the soundtrack by The Kinks – Strangers.

FDL Late Nite: Mission Accomplished II

By: Thursday May 29, 2008 8:02 pm

When Preznit Bush gave his speech yesterday to the Air Force Academy graduates in Colorado Springs, it became a chance of sorts for him to trot out his codpiece and pretend once again that he was a great War President…

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